Why do you love your job?
I love meeting people I otherwise wouldn’t meet; everyone has a different reason for buying or selling. Learning about them, understanding what is important to my clients every day is an exciting experience.
How did you get into the business?
I grew up in a family that has always been in real estate. My dad, my biggest role model, has been developing properties as far back as I can remember.
I graduated with a diploma in marketing management from BCIT then got my real estate license shortly thereafter. Marketing has changed a great deal with technology and I pride myself in being innovative AND ahead of the curve to achieve superior results for my clients. I have a strong social media presence, am a true believer in video, but still rely on some of the tried-and-true print marketing.
Growing up in Burnaby, AND the Tri-Cities, makes it a natural place for me to sell real estate. Having knowledge as to where the best schools are, different demographics, where the best restaurants are, the hidden gems, is the value I am able to pass on to my clients or prospective buyers.
I was fortunate to be mentored by one of our industry’s top realtors when I began my career. I quickly learned the business, winning Stonehaus Rookie of the Year, and have remained in the top 10% of realtors in Greater Vancouver ever since.
What makes you stand out?
Without a doubt, what makes me stand out amongst other realtors is my work ethic. I am extremely driven, hard-working, focussed, and am always looking for ways to bring more value to my clients.
What is your business model?
When working together, either buying or selling, trust is a key factor, and I don’t take that lightly. My business model is run on “what would I advise my mom to do?” Having A client’s best interests at heart will always be at the forefront of my business practice. Communication is key. We’re a team as we go through the process.
Understanding clients’ needs, knowing what’s important to them when choosing a realtor, recognizing their goals, are all important aspects of real estate I need to be aware of in order to give them the best experience.
Real estate isn’t about ‘sales.’ It’s about providing a high level of customer service and insight, pointing out not only the benefits to homes but also the negatives that could have been overlooked, allowing clients to make the best decision for them and their family.
Buying and selling real estate is often an emotional and stressful experience, one that I truly understand through experience. From our initial meeting to congratulating a client on their purchase or sale, and beyond, I am there to make it a seamless transition.
It’s never about one transaction. My goal is to turn each of my clients into friends, becoming their lifelong realtor.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is surely the finish line; passing them the keys to their new home, or stopping by my client’s home with a sold sticker. Sharing the joy when I hand over keys or let them know their home has sold.
Whether you’re selling a $300,000 condo or a few million-dollar homes, I pride myself in giving everyone the same exceptional experience.